If you have time, it might be worth actually staying a night or two in Kandy on the way from the Cultural Triangle to the Hill Country. If you do this, you can then take the train through the plantations.
Someone once asked us what made Sri Lanka and the Maldives such a great combination, we answered that it is like sipping a Gin & Tonic, when mixed you mix the two together, it is so utterly refreshing. It is perfect for a two-week winter sun escape, a honeymoon or even a family holiday. Although it is better in the winter months, the itinerary can easily be adapted in the summer when the north of Sri Lanka is best (the south coast gets hit by the monsoon). We can tailor the itinerary totally around what you want to do, and your particular interests, maybe spending longer in Sri Lanka for instance. This suggested itinerary is simply a perfect mixture of culture, adventure and beach. We feel that although the Maldives is wonderful, if you spend your entire time there it is a little bit too much, so you need a week or so of something more immersive, and Sri Lanka is the perfect addition. As we said, together they are like an utterly refreshing G&T. Sit back, smile and let the magical experience unfold.
We arrange totally bespoke trips and design an itinerary that is designed around you. You may have seen a suggested itinerary that we can base your plans around, or we can start with a blank sheet and paper and design something from scratch.